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Move-In Requirements

We hope you are as excited as we are for move-in! It is an exciting time, and it will be here before we know it. To make sure you are prepared to come to Winthrop, make sure you read and complete the items below. We cannot wait to welcome you to your new home!

We encourage you to bookmark this page for updates as we get closer to August.

Important Dates:

  • End of July: Pre-Check In Process made available
  • August 1: Last day to receive final dose of your COVID vaccination series for two-week immunity period prior to move-in
  • August 19 & 20: New student move-in
  • August 21 & 22: Returning student move-in
  • August 23: First day of classes

Mid-July: Complete Your Pre-Check In Process and Pick Your Move-In Appointment

Residential students will gain access to the Pre-Check In at the end of July. Each resident must complete their Pre-Check In Process which includes completing their required Quarantine and Isolation Plan. Move-In sign-up will be released on a rolling basis over six days at the end of July. We will send you an email when access is available.

If your preferred time is not available, please be flexible. There are enough time slots available for all students for each move-in day.

First year students will be permitted to move into their residence halls on August 19 and 20. Returning students will be permitted to move into their residence halls on August 21 and 22. Students participating in early arrival groups must have an invitation from the sponsoring department. No early arrivals outside of prearranged groups are allowed.

Below are the steps to complete the Pre-Check In Process:

  1. Digitally sign the COVID Testing/Vaccination Acknowledgment
  2. Room Key Acknowledgment
  3. E-RCR (Electronic Room Condition Report) Acknowledgment
  4. Emergency Contact Information
  5. Medical Form (This information is kept in the event of a medical emergency in the residence hall.)
  6. Quarantine and Isolation Plan (This information is used in the event you must quarantine or isolate due to COVID-19.)
  7. Schedule your check-in arrival date and time.

Required Quarantine & Isolation Plan

All residential students must submit a Quarantine & Isolation plan of action to Eaglesnest outlining their intentions of where they will go to quarantine or isolate. You will submit your plan when selecting your move-in time slot during your Pre-Check In Process.

Example: If I were to need quarantine & isolation housing, I will drive to my home in Irmo, SC and stay with my family. I will have a place to stay for the necessary time I need to quarantine and/or isolate. If for some reason I were unable to go home, I will stay with my aunt in Simpsonville, SC.


Complete COVID-19 Compliance

Knowing your status prior to returning to campus is an essential part of risk mitigation for the safety of campus. Please continue to exercise full caution and adhere to the established COVID safety protocols. Residence Life and Health Services requires students to:

  1. Option 1. Upload completed COVID Vaccination Requirement with two-week immunity period. You may upload the complete front of your completed vaccination card to the Patient Portal no later than 48 hours before your arrival date and time. The final dose of your COVID vaccination series must be completed by August 1 to meet this requirement.
  2. OR Option 2. Upload evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.  You may upload evidence of a negative COVID-19 test to the Patient Portal. Only PCR or rapid antigen test results will be accepted; antibodytests will not be accepted. You may test up to seven days before you move in but are recommended to upload your results no later than 48 hours before your arrival date and time.
    August 1

Please review the table below to determine the dates for your testing/vaccination uploads:

Student Group Date of Arrival Test No Earlier Than Uploaded Test Results By Completed Vaccination Card Uploaded By
First Year
Move In Day #1
Thursday,
August 19, 2021
Thursday,
August 12, 2021
Tuesday,
August 17, 2021
Tuesday,
August 17, 2021
First Year
Move In Day #2
Friday,
August 20, 2021
Friday,
August 13, 2021
Wednesday,
August 18, 2021
Wednesday,
August 18, 2021
Upperclassmen
Move In Day #1
Saturday,
August 21, 2021
Saturday,
August 14, 2021
Thursday,
August 19, 2021
Thursday,
August 19, 2021
Upperclassmen
Move In Day #2
Sunday,
August 22, 2021
Sunday,
August 15, 2021
Friday,
August 20, 2021
Friday,
August 20, 2021

 


Order Your Parking Pass 

If you are planning to bring a car to campus, you will need to purchase a parking permit from Campus Police. Additional details regarding permit cost can be found by logging on to the online parking permit request page. For students, when a vehicle is registered with Campus Police, the cost of the parking permit is automatically charged to your student university account. Students can pick up their parking pass at Campus Police when they arrive on campus.


Room Checklist 

It's never too early to begin the packing process. Start by knowing what you can bring to campus (PDF-502KB) this year in addition to what items are prohibited (PDF-406KB) in the residence halls.

For residents who want to build their own loft, you must be sure the construction and setup meets the specifications set out in the Loft Policy.  The Resident Students' Association (RSA) provides an opportunity to rent or purchase a loft. Please see the TimberNest website for ordering information and deadlines. Loft beds are available to lease or purchase through TimberNest. Select Winthrop University, and enter the code WH51. If purchasing or leasing a loft, they may be picked up on Thursday, August 19 and Friday, August 20, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the loading dock of Daltong Hall located across from Wofford Hall.

Last Updated: 7/28/21